NWNHC Productions has announced the horsewomen selected to compete in the 2014 American Horsewoman’s Challenge. The list of competitors includes Mary Kitzmiller, runner-up in the 2014 Road to the Horse Wild Card competition, Mary Miller-Johnson, featured trainer on the “Mustang Millionaire” television series, Obbie Schlom 2013 Road to the Horse competitor, and more than 30 other talented horsewomen from across the U.S. and two from Canada – Pam Asheton of Cochrane, Alberta and Winnie Stott of King City, Ontario.

The Challenge is a six-month competition to train a “green broke” horse in the areas of Cowboy Dressage, Ranch and Trail Versatility, and Liberty. The Finals event and “Year of the Horse Woman” celebration will take place in Oklahoma City, Okla. October 3 – 5, 2014.

To be selected for the Challenge, entrants had to submit to a rigorous evaluation process, requiring that they be recommended by up to two clients and an equine professional, and submit a video test, in all three areas of competition, which was scored by judges from across the U.S. Those entrants meeting the qualifying standards of the Challenge were chosen to join the competition.

“We are really pleased with the caliber of the competitors for this year’s event,” said Jim “Hutch” Hutchins, event producer. “It’s going to be an exciting Finals with so much fabulous talent. The fans are also going to learn so much as they follow the competitors’ journeys online.”

Fans of each competitor can follow their favorite trainer’s challenges and progress, throughout the training process, on social media and personal blogs. Members of the Horsewoman’s Challenge Remuda Club will also benefit from regular training tips and inside information.

Visit horsewomanschallenge.com for more information.

Competitor List

The following competitors have qualified to participate in the American Horsewoman’s Challenge as of April 1, 2014:

Andresen, Amy Venus, TX
Asheton, Pamela Cochrane, Alberta, Canada
Branham, Cindy Topeka, KS
Brown, Tricia Wilber, NE
Catalino, Hannah Cardwell, MT
Clarke, Courtney Fowlerville, MI
Dalmut, Kathryn Greenwood, AR
DeHass. Kathy Millersburg, OH
Duvall, Donna Palmer, TX
Evans, Megan Grass Valley, CA
Faulconer, Nancy Eatonton, GA
Gabree, Danielle Belmont, NH
Gallaher, Shalise Lexington, KY
Gilles, Michelle Lubbock, TX
Grover, Lorrie Corpus Christi, TX
Hambrick, Patricia Ennis, TX
Hartford-Sapp, Marsha Tallahassee, FL
Henny, Lauren Wilsonville, AL
Kitzmiller, Mary Kemp, TX
Lane, Amanda West Bend, WI
Lane, Michaela West Bend, WI
Mauzy, Sarah Dryden, MI
McCormack, Krystle Oklahoma City, OK
Miller-Jordan, Mary Kelly, NC
Moles, Betsy Woodstock, GA
Moore Harrison, Marcia Potlatch, ID
Pitts, Mirka Elberta, AL
Raven, Rebecca Colorado Springs, CO
Robins, Julie Aiken, SC
Rush, Nita Jo Boulder, CO
Ryan, Sammy Athol, ID
Schlom, Obbie Canyen, TX
Steinert, Jerusha St. Paul, MN
Stott, Winnie King City, Ontario, Canada
Stygar, Amanda Shelton, WA
Thompson, Amanda Whiteville, NC
Trice, Annie Hurlock, MD